The Indiecade finalists for 2012 hit the web last week, putting the spotlight on the games that will be at this year’s festival in Culver City. Yet what I want to talk to you today about is a game that won’t be there but was present at the festival’s booth at this year’s E3. That game is Songlines.
Steeped in two traditions– that of “god games” like the PC classic Populous and Australia’s aboriginal mythology– Songlines is a Kinect game which uses the motion controller’s abilities to create more of an interactive experience than a traditional game. It’s the kind of software that hardcore gamers like to scoff at, which in my eyes just shows the lack of imagination possessed by your rank and file Call of Duty player.